SeaSpine announces full commercial launch of WaveForm C 3D-printed interbody system

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Waveform C interbody system (SeaSpine)

SeaSpine has announced the full commercial launch of the WaveForm C interbody system—the company’s first cervical 3D-printed interbody device.

The WaveForm C interbody system has the highest strength-to-porosity ratio compared to other 3D-printed structures1 due to its proprietary continuous wave-like structure. WaveForm C interbodies feature a 65% endplate porosity to facilitate early stability2 and 75% body porosity for graft flowability/packability, decreased stiffness, and improved imaging.

Ryan Pearson, senior director of marketing, cervical, at SeaSpine, said: “WaveForm C employs a unique, sheet-based architecture. Years of research have led to this structure, which balances strength, porosity, and surface area, while enabling flowability of our best-in-class demineralised bone matrix fibres product, OsteoStrand Plus. This feature combination offers what we believe to be market-leading clinical value in an effort to drive fusion.”

WaveForm C is cleared to be used in multiple contiguous levels with Shoreline TruProfile plating or with the Admiral anterior cervical plate. The WaveForm C system includes multiple footprints and lordosis options, allowing surgeons the ability to address specific anatomical needs.

Erik Olsson, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at UNC Health (Asheville, USA), added: “WaveForm C is the most advanced 3D-printed cervical interbody on the market. The streamlined design allows for efficient insertion and flexibility with plate placement, while the porosity and surface structure provide an optimal environment for fusion, especially paired with OsteoStrand Plus fibres.”

References:

  1. Al-Ketan, R. Rowshan, R.K. Abu Al-Rub, Topology-mechanical property relationship of 3D printed strut, skeletal, and sheet based periodic metallic cellular materials, Addit. Manuf. 19 (2018) 167–183.
  2. N. Kelly, et al., High-strength, porous additively manufactured implants with optimized mechanical osseointegration, Acta Biomater. 279 (2021).

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